Museum Blogs

  • 34th America’s Cup Trivia Contest- Races 14 and 15
    Races 14 and 15 on September 22nd were impacted by light and spotty wind conditions. At the start of Race 14 Barker took Aotearoa to windward and although Spithill wasn’t able to pass him he was able to push New Zealand out above the reaching mark.  OTUSA took the lead, Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Sep 22 2018By Jeanne Willoz-Egnor
  • 34th America’s Cup Trivia Contest- Race 13
    It seems that 13 was an unlucky number for New Zealand. The first attempt to run the race was postponed because the wind limits were exceeded. The second attempt started on time despite very light winds (just 7 to 11 knots), but the race was pretty much run in slow Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Sep 20 2018By Jeanne Willoz-Egnor
  • 34th America’s Cup Trivia Contest- Race 12
    From this point on, Oracle must win every race.  This is the second attempt to run Race 12. The first time it was canceled 15 seconds before the start. Day 9, Race 12, Leg 3 In the pre-start, Spithill hooked Barker 20 seconds before the gun which forced ETNZ to Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Sep 19 2018By Jeanne Willoz-Egnor
  • 34th America’s Cup Trivia Contest- Race 11
    Race 11 was another amazing battle between Emirates Team New Zealand and Oracle Team USA. Both boats were late to the start, but Dean Barker came out ahead and by Mark 1 had a 3-second lead.  By the second mark ETNZ’s lead had only grown to 6-seconds. On the upwind Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Sep 18 2018By Jeanne Willoz-Egnor
  • 34th America’s Cup Trivia Contest- Races 9 and 10
    Despite Barker’s aggressive start in Race 9 Spithill held him off and built a 4-second lead by Mark 1. New Zealand managed to gain one second on Oracle on Leg 1 but it didn’t get any better. At Mark 2 Oracle’s lead was 18 seconds, by Mark 3 it was Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Sep 15 2018By Jeanne Willoz-Egnor